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After John James Audubon (1785-1851), The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon...reissued by J[ohn] W[oodhouse] Audubon, published by Roe Lockwood & Son, New York, 1860, chromolithography by Julius Bien, bound with original title page, with 14 (of 15) parts, featuring 140 (of 150) chromolithographic images. Sold for $271,999.00 on November 21st, 2009.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Louisiana Heron”, Plate CCXVII, #217, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, elephant folio paper watermarked “J. Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1834, sheet size 26 1/2 in. x 38 1/2 in. Sold for $137,425.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Great American Cock Male, Wild Turkey”, Plate I, #1, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint, engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 38 1/2 in. x 25 3/4 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $131,450.00 on September 11th, 2010.

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "American Flamingo", No. 87, Plate CCCCXXX1, hand colored engraving, Havell edition, from Birds of America, the elephant folio-paper watermarked "J. Whatman/ 1838", sheet 38 1/8 in. x 25 3/8 in. Sold for $125,475.00 on March 27th, 2010.

Thomas L. McKenney (American, 1785-1859) and James Hall (1793-1868): the George Strother Gaines (1784-1873) Original Subscriber Set of the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 1837-1844, 3 vols. in folio, 20 in. x 14 1/4 in., with 120 hand-colored lithographic plates after James Otto Lewis, Charles Bird King, Karl Bodmer, P. Rhindesbacher and R. M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsome, A. Hoffy, Ralph Trembley, Henry Dacre and others, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen; a leaf titled "The Genuineness of the Portrait of Pocahontas", a page of lithographed maps, "Localities of all the Indian Tribes in North America in 1833", 17 pp of facsimile signatures of the original subscribers including "Geo. S. Gaines" under the heading for Mobile & Ala., three-quarter red leather over marbled boards. Sold for $113,525.00 on September 10th, 2011

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Roseate Spoonbill", No. 65, Plate CCCXXI, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, from Birds of America, the elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman / 1836", sheet size 25 in. x 37 3/4 in., matted and framed. Sold on November 20th, 2010 for $92,612.50

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Purple Heron", No. 52, plate CCLVI, from Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/ 1835", sheet size 25 3/8 in. x 38 in., attractively matted and framed.
Sold on April 18, 2009 for $86,950.00

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Great White Heron”, Plate CCLXXXI, #281, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 25 3/4 in. x 38 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $83,650.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Purple Heron”, Plate CCLVI, #256, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 25 1/4 in. x 37 1/4 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $83,650.00 on September 11th, 2010.

Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915), A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants, published by the Author, [1870]-1872, New York, complete as issued in original 6 parts, printed boards with titles, green morocco spines (24 1/4 in. x 19 1/4 in.); the parts enclosed in 2 original green morocco book-form clamshell boxes, gilt titles and raised bands (26 in. x 21 in.); featuring 79 fine hand-colored lithographic plates (including 1 folding plate of feathers) after Joseph Wolf by Joseph Smit and John Gerrard Keulemans, printed by Hanhart and Trap, colored by J.D. White, 2 uncolored mounted lithographic plates on India paper by Smit; Part VI having title pages, dedication to Joseph Wolf, list of subscribers, preface, introduction, geographical distribution of the pheasants, explanation of abbreviations and list of authors, subfamily descriptions and lists of plates, lithographs sheet size 23 3/4 in. x 18 1/2 in. Sold for $83,650.00 on March 27th, 2010.

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Blue Crane, or Heron", No. 62, Plate CCCVII, from Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1836", sheet 25 1/2 in. x 36 1/4 in., attractively matted and framed. Sold for $82,250.00 on September 12th, 2009.  WORLD RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION.

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Louisiana Heron", No. 44, plate CCXVII, from Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/ Turkey Mill/ 1834", sheet size 25 3/8 in. x 38 1/8 in
Sold on April 18, 2009 for $79,312.00

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Wild Turkey, Female and Young”, Plate VI, #6, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 26 in. x 39 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $65,725.00 on September 11th, 2010.

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Pileated Woodpecker”, No. 23, Plate CXI, from The Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, shown with “Racoon Grape”, the elephant paper watermarked “J Whatman/1836, sheet 25 3/8 in. x 38 1/8 in., unframed. Sold for $64,625.00 on May 3rd, 2008

John Gould (English, 1804-1881), The Birds of Great Britain, 5 vols., [1862]-1873, published by the author, London, folio (22 in. x 15 in.), with 367 hand-colored lithographed plates by Gould, Joseph Wolf, H.C. Richter and W. Hart, with dedication leaf, preface, list of subscribers, list of plates, three quarter morocco, gilt titles, gilt "C" and stamp of Cruising Association Library, top edges gilt, marbled end papers, with bookplate of The Cruising Association. Sold for $62,140.00 on February 8, 2014.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Wood Ibis", Plate 216, hand-colored aquatint engraving, from Birds of America, Havell edition, watermarked "J.Whatman/1836", sheet 37 3/4 in. x 25 in., framed. Sold for $46,605.00 on November 17th, 2012.



John James Audubon (American, 1785‑1851), The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories, New York by J.J. Audubon: and Philadelphia, by J.B. Chevalier, 1840‑1844, octavo, first edition, 7 volumes, with 500 hand‑colored lithographs, gilt tooled dark blue morocco, all edges gilt. Sold on February 11, 2017 for $42,700.00

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Hooping Crane, View in the Interior of the Floridas with Sand Hills in the Distance", No. 53, Plate CCLXI, from Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/ 1835", sheet 37 3/4 in. x 25 7/16 in.
Sold on October 11, 2008 for $41,125.00

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Night Heron or Qua Bird”, No. 48, Plate CCXXXVI, from The Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked “J Whatman/1834, sheet 25 5/8 in. x 38 in., unframed. Sold for $41,125.00 on May 3rd, 2008

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories, J.J. Audubon and J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844, 7 volumes, octavo, first edition, with 500 hand-colored lithograph plates after the original watercolors and engravings by Audubon, printed by J.T. Bowen, Phila. and George Endicott, NY (plates 136-150), all plates loose from volumes, complete with text and original three-quarter leather bindings with marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles. Sold for $38,837.50 on November 19th, 2011

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Brown Pelican", No. 85, Plate CCCCXXI, from Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/ 1838", sheet 25 1/2 in. x 38 in.
Sold on October 11, 2008 for $38,188.00

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Blue Crane, or Heron, View Near Charleston, S.C.", Plate 307, hand-colored engraving with aquatint, from Birds of America, Havell edition, the elephant-folio paper watermarked "J.Whatman/ 1836", sheet 24 3/4 in. x 38 1/4 in., attractively float-mounted and framed. Sold for $35,850.00 on November 23rd, 2013.

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Canada Goose”, No. 44, Plate CCI, from The Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked “J Whatman/1836, sheet 25 1/2 in. x 38 in., unframed. Sold for $32,312.00 on May 3rd, 2008

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Female Hen and Young, Wild Turkey", Plate 6, hand-colored engraving with aquatint, from Birds of America, Havell edition, "J.Whatman/Turkey Mill/1827" watermark, sheet 26 in. x 39 1/4 in. Sold for $32,265.00 on November 19th, 2011

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Black-bellied Darter", No. 64, Plate CCCXVI, from Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1836", sheet size 38 in. x 25 1/4 in., unframed.
Sold on December 1, 2007 for $29,400.00

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Birds of America, New York and Amsterdam: Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1971-1972, Amsterdam edition, with 435 offset color lithograph plates, loose as issued in gray card portfolios, with limitation page stating this copy "number 226" of 250, housed in original oak flat files, with fall-front doors, sheet 39 1/2 in. x 26 1/2 in., flat file height 20 1/2 in., width 42 inches, depth 29 in. Sold for $28,680.00 on February 8, 2014.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Birds of America, New York and Amsterdam: Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1971-1972, Amsterdam edition, with 435 offset color lithograph plates, loose as issued in gray card portfolio wraps, the limitation page stating this copy "number 167" of 250, sheet 39 1/2 in. x 26 1/2 in., housed in original raised oak flat files, with fall-front doors, flat file height 30 in., width 42 in., depth 29 in. Sold for $27,705.00 on November 21, 2014.

Hermann Schlegel and A. H. Verster van Wulverhorst, Traite de Fauconnerie, published by Arnz & Comp., Leiden and Dusseldorf (1844-1853), folio, 27 1/2 in. x 20 in., text in French, with maroon 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine with raised bands; featuring pictorial lithographed title-page with 11 vignettes illustrative of falconry after J.B. Sonderland, mounted, 12 hand-colored lithographed plates of falcons after J. Wolf, 2 hand-colored lithographed plates of falconry accessories after Portman and von Wouw, 2 tinted lithographed plates on India paper of heron hawking after Sonderland, also with dedication page to Guillaume III, King of Holland; preface, 90 pages of text. Sold for $26,290.00 on March 27th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785‑1851), "Blue Jay", Plate 102, hand‑colored aquatint engraving, from The Birds of America, Havell edition, elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1835", sheet 25 in. x 38 in. Sold for $24,400.00 on September 24, 2016

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Purple Heron or Reddish Egret", Havell Ed., 1835, watermarked "J. Whatman/1836", h. 25 in., w. 38 in., framed.
Sold for $23,500.00 on December 3, 2005

John L. Boqueta de Woiseri (active America, 1797-1815), "A View of New Orleans taken from the Plantation of Marigny", 1803, colored aquatint with engraving, showing saw mills, the Place des Armes, St. Louis Cathedral, three newly hoisted American flags, with an eagle holding a banner with the motto "Under My Wings Every Thing Prospers" above, sheet 13 in. x 22 3/4 in., framed. Note: Mounted on heavy stock, includes fiber identification and dating analysis. Sold for $21,510.00 on November 21, 2014.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “The Mocking Bird”, Plate 21, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 37 3/4 in. x 26 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $21,510.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Scarlet Ibis”, Plate CCCXCVII, #397, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 26 in. x 38 1/8 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $20,315.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Red-breasted Merganser”, Plate CCCCI, #401, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 25 1/4 in. x 37 1/2 in., attractively float mounted and framed. $19,120.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Eider Duck”, Plate CCXLVI, #246, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 25 1/4 in. x 38 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $19,120.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories, New York, V.G. Audubon, 1856, 7 vols., second edition, original brown morocco leather, all edges gilt, with 500 hand-colored lithographs by J.T. Bowen. Sold for $18,300.00 on February 19, 2016

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Black-billed Cuckoo”, Plate 32, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 26 1/2 in. x 38 1/4 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $14,937.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John L. Boqueta de Woiseri (active America, 1797-1815), "A View of New Orleans taken from the Plantation of Marigny", 1803, colored aquatint with engraving, showing saw mills, the Place des Armes, St. Louis Cathedral, three newly hoisted American flags, with an eagle holding a banner with the motto "Under My Wings Every Thing Prospers" above, sheet 13 in. x 22 3/4 in., framed. Note: Mounted on heavy stock. Sold for $14,340.00 on April 25, 2014.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Hooded Merganser” Plate CCXXXII, #232, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 25 1/2 in. x 38 1/2 in. Sold for $14,340.00 on September 11th, 2010.

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Golden Eagle”, Plate CLXXXI, #181, from Birds of America, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, sheet size 38 1/4 in. x 25 3/4 in., attractively float mounted and framed. Sold for $13,145.00 on September 11th, 2010.

After John James Audubon “Blue Jay, o. 21. Plate 102”, Havell edition, hand-colored engraving, 1834
Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $10,925.00.

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Red-shouldered Hawk”, No. 12, Plate LVI, from The Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked “J Whatman/1837, sheet 25 1/2 in. x 38 1/2 in., unframed. Sold for $10,575.00 on May 3rd, 2008

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)], “Painted Bunting”, No. 11, Plate 53, from The Birds of America, engraved by R. Havell, Jr., printed & colored by R. Havell, Sr., London, 1829, the elephant folio paper watermarked “J Whatman/ Turkey Mill/1828, sheet 25 6/8 in. x 39 in., unframed. Sold for $9,400.00 on May 3rd, 2008

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Glossy Ibis", with a woodcutter's cabin near Lake Orange, Florida, No. 76, Plate CCCLXXXVII, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition 1837, from Birds of America, the elephant folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1837", sheet 25 1/8 in. x 36 3/4 in., attractively matted and framed.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $9,400.00

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Ferruginous Thrush”, shown with “Black-jack Oak and Black Snake”, No. 24, Plate CXVI, from The Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition, the elephant folio paper watermarked “J Whatman/ 1836, sheet size 25 3/8 in. x 38 1/8 in., unframed. Sold for $8,225.00 on May 3rd, 2008

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Louisiana Hawk", Plate No. 392 from The Birds of North America, hand-colored engraving with aquatint, elephant folio, by Robert Havell, London, 1837, sight 25 in. x 37 3/4 in. Sold on October 12, 2002 for $7,475.

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), “Purple Grackle or Common Crow Blackbird”, shown with “Maize or Indian Corn”, No. 11, Plate VII, from The Birds of America, hand-colored engraving by W.H. Lizars, Edin., retouched by R. Havell Junr., London, 1829, the elephant folio paper watermarked “J Whatman/1836, sheet 25 1/2 in. x 38 1/4 in., unframed. Sold for $7,050.00 on May 3rd, 2008

After George Catlin (American, 1796-1872) Set of Four Prints from the North American Indian Collection, “Buffalo Bull, Grazing”, “Buffalo Hunt, Surround”, “Buffalo Hunt, Chasing Buck”, and “Attacking the Grizzly Bear”, hand-colored lithographs, Sold on October 4, 2003 for $5,462.50
After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Great Footed Hawk, No. 4 plate 6", Havell edition, hand-colored engraving, plate 24 in. x 37 .
Sold on April 13, 2002 for $4,600.
After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "American Coot, No. 48, plate 239", Havell edition, hand-colored engraving, plate 12 in. x 19 in., sheet 25 in. x 38 in.
Sold on June 8, 2002 for $3,450.
After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Eider Duck, No. 6-2, plate 405", Bien edition, 1860, chromolithograph, sheet 26 1/8 in. x 38 7/8 in.
Sold on April 13, 2002 for $2,300.

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